Some opposition Members of Parliament led by the leader of Opposition Winifred Kiiza, Kilak MP Gilbert Olanya and Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zzake, Mbwatekamwa Gaffa, DP lady escorted Kyagulanyi from Parliament building to CPS accompained by boda-boda cyclists.
For the second time in a space of five days, a section of Members of Parliament opposed to the motion on presidential age-limit removal disrupted parliament proceedings forcing the Speaker to adjourn the Sitting.
The demand hinges on a plot by members of the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM party, to lift the presidential age limit, a move which would make President Museveni eligible to contest for the presidency when his current term ends. The Ugandan constitution limits the age of the president to 75.
The legislators led by Shadow Attorney General Wilfred Niwagaba want the House to discuss the political situation in the country with particular focus on how police is handling Dr. Kizza Besigyes movements.
Winnie Kizza, the Leader of the Opposition also notes that the Agriculture sector continues to portray the Agriculture sector as the backbone of the economy but allocates its only 3 percent of the National Budget.
The plea came as security forces confined key political figures in their various homes across Kampala and Wakiso districts ahead of the May 12 swearing in ceremony of the president-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
The money that is reportedly channeled through the office of the Government chief whip has been shared by both members of the ruling party-NRM and opposition groups. Itâ€™s reported that up to 18 opposition legislators have benefitted from the loot.
In ruling Justice Yasin Nyanzi dismissed the impeachment of Lukwago as null and void. Despite the court ruling, government has since blocked Lukwago from accessing his office and also frustrated all his attempts to address the electorate.
The Petitioners want the law society to invoke itâ€™s rules and suspend indefinitely the Attorney General Peter Nyombi for undermining and persistently harassing Justice Yasin Nyanzi. They also want parliament to constitute an ad hoc committee to investigate the conduct of Peter Nyombi and to withdraw its confidence in him if found culpable.
Abdu Katuntu, the Shadow Attorney General told journalists after the meeting that they were going to use all legal means available to overturn the KCCA Tribunal report, which he said contravenes the fundamental principles of the Constitution of Uganda.
Isaiah Sasaga, the Budadiri East MPs appeals to the NRM MPs not to change their minds while in todayâ€™s caucus meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at statehouse Entebbe. He warns that it would be a big embarrassment for parliament if NRM MPs come back from the caucus with a contrary decision on the matter.
Members of the opposition in Parliament have maintained their stand and stayed away from plenary proceedings starting Tuesday. The abstinence kicks off a three day demonstration by the members of Parliament led by the leader of opposition Nandala Mafabi.
Opposition Members of Parliament are planning yet another showdown with government over a new report indicating that the ministry of finance last year borrowed up to 1.7 trillion shillings without parliamentary approval.